The Best FPS Games of 2015

The Best FPS Games 2015

First person shooters have been a staple of gaming ever since Wolfenstein 3D and Doom were released.  Since then, the gameplay has evolved to become even more lifelike with amazing improvements in graphics and controls.  Some of these FPS games have been better than others and we can all admit that some of them were downright horrible.

However, many have been good with some being completely fantastic and worth a play from anyone who is a fan of FPS games.  Today, we have the best FPS games of 2015 that you can play on your PC and, in most cases, consoles as well.

1.  Dying Light

Release Date: Jan 27, 2015
Genre: Action, First Person Shooter
Theme: Survival Horror
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer

Dying Light is a first person survival horror action game where the player must scavenge for supplies during the day in order to survive the onslaught of zombies once night falls.  It is played in a sandbox style world designed to look like an urban landscape.  Dying Light includes both a single player and multiplayer game that allows you to work together with other players while one player plays as a zombie that is trying to eat you.  How long do you think you will survive in a zombie apocalypse?


2.  Evolve

Release Date: Jan 27, 2015
Genre: Action, First Person Shooter
Theme: Sci-Fi
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer

Evolve is a sci-fi based first person shooter that takes on a distant planet.  For the single player portion of the game, players must save colonists on the planet from the onslaught of many different alien monsters.  But the multiplayer portion of the game is one of the most unique we have seen.  Players take the role of one of 4 different classes and then another player takes on the role of an alien.  This 4 on 1 gameplay provides a very unique gameplay experience and I must admit I just love becoming a giant ferocious alien.

3.  Titanfall

Release Date: Mar 11, 2014
Genre: Action, First Person Shooter
Theme: Sci-Fi
Rating: M for Mature
Game Modes: Multiplayer

Set many years in the future, Titanfall provides the ultimate multiplayer experience.  In fact, it only features multiplayer as there is no single player campaign available in the game.  Players control a soldier known as a Pilot from one of two factions.  Each of these factions is loaded with different weapon types to fit any type of play style.  Titanfall offers some of the best balance between player types and weapons and its unique gameplay that keeps you online with your friends and your enemies offers an experience that is fun, challenging and full of the adrenaline rush you need for a truly superb gaming experience.


 

4.  Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Release Date: Nov 4, 2014
Genre: Action, First Person Shooter
Theme: Modern Military
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the eleventh game in the series and takes the series forward into the future.  Set in the 2050’s, players take the role of a soldier who is hired into the largest private army in the world known as Atlas.  Over the course of the game, you will fight for and against Atlas as you find out about the corruption of its leadership.  Of course, like any Call of Duty game, the real fun is to be had in the multiplayer games.  With several multiplayer game modes and even the classic zombie mode known as Exo Zombies in this latest installment, you will find hours upon hours of fun and challenging gameplay.


5.  Wolfenstein: The New Order

Release Date: May 20, 2014
Genre: Action, First Person Shooter
Theme: World War II, Alternate History
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer

Wolfenstein: The New Order continues the storyline that began in Return to Castle Wolfenstein, only in an alternate timeline where the Nazis won the war.  Wolfenstein has a long history of being one of the best World War II games on the market and this latest addition is no different.  With a compelling story, fast paced gameplay and multiplayer options there is enough to keep you busy fighting the Third Reich for many, many hours.


 

6.  Far Cry 4

Release Date:  November 2014

Genre: Action, First Person Shooter

Theme: Modern Military

Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer

In this fourth installment of the Far Cry series, players take on the role of Ajay Ghale who returns to his country after the death of his mother only to become embroiled in the country’s revolution.  The gameplay is very similar to Far Cry 3 and contains traditional first person shooter gameplay mixed with some roleplaying elements to give a truly unique experience.  The single player storyline features multiple endings based on your actions and the competitive multiplayer will have you coming back for more long after you have completed the single player missions.


 

7.  Battlefield Hardline

Release Date: Mar 17, 2015
Genre: Action, First Person Shooter
Theme: Cops and Criminals
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer

Battlefield Hardline is a departure from the traditional military aspects of previous installments, but it still delivers a superb single and multiplayer experience filled with vehicles and weapons to create fun and challenging gameplay to keep you coming back for more.  Set in Miami amidst a huge drug war, you will choose to play friendly or foe in this battle for supremacy on the streets of one of Americas favorite cities.


 

8.  Call of Duty: Ghosts

Release Date: Nov 4, 2013
Genre: Action, First Person Shooter
Theme: Modern Military
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer

The tenth installment in the series, Call of Duty: Ghosts takes you into an alternate timeline that sees the Middle East destroyed by nuclear weapons causing oil prices to soar to unbelievable heights and bringing the world to the brink of war with a Federation of countries bringing the United States to its knees.  Your role is that of a Ghost whose mission is to restore the US back to previous heights.  The single player campaign is fast paced and engaging with a decent story to carry you through to the end.  Where Call of Duty truly shines is its multiplayer.  With competitive play that is both challenging and fun, you will find you keep going back to become a Ghost.


 

9.  Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Release Date: Oct 14, 2014
Genre: Action, First Person Shooter
Theme: Sci-Fi
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer

The next great entry into the Borderlands series, this one focuses on 4 non playable characters from the previous games.  In the single player campaign, players will control one of these 4 characters as they attempt to retake the station.  In multiplayer, you will combine forces with 3 other players in a 4 player co-operative mode to take back the Helios space station.  With unique gameplay in true Borderlands fashion, The Pre-Sequel will give you hours of enjoyment playing both the single player and multiplayer levels.


 

10.  Battlefield 4

Release Date: Oct 29, 2013
Genre: Action, First Person Shooter
Theme: Modern Military
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer

Battlefield 4 topped the charts at the end of 2013, and while it is starting to age still offers one of the best single and multiplayer FPS experiences around.  This game truly shines in multiplayer mode, however, so if you prefer single player experiences, you may want to look elsewhere.  But if you love the competitive nature of multiplayer and the fast paced, adrenaline rush that comes with it, look no further than Battlefield 4.


 

11.  BioShock Infinite

Release Date: Mar 26, 2013
Genre: Action, First Person Shooter
Theme: Sci-Fi, Alternative History
Rating: M for Mature
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer

BioShock Infinite is a sci-fi first person shooter set in a steampunk setting in the 1900s.  Set in the unique floating city of Columbia, players take on the role of a Pinkerton detective for the city.  The game features a unique blend of both action and storytelling designed to really suck you into the game and care about what happens.  Some even call it one of the best games ever due to its gameplay and mature storytelling.  If multiplayer is more to your taste, Infinite doesn’t disappoint and you will find hours upon hours of entertainment as you navigate a 1900s steampunk world.


 

12.  Metro 2033 Redux

Release Date: Aug 26, 2014
Genre: Action, First Person Shooter
Theme: Sci-Fi
Game Modes: Single player

Metro 2033 Redux is an apocalyptic first person shooter and survival horror game set in the subways of Moscow after a nuclear war that has left the world above uninhabitable.  The game is not designed for multiplayer lovers, unfortunately, as it includes no multiplayer game mode with the game.  It does, however, offer a compelling story and great single player game mechanics to make this the perfect game for any FPS fan out there.


 

13.  Crysis 3

Release Date: February 19, 2013
Genre: Action, First Person Shooter
Theme: Futuristic Military
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer

Set in New York City in the year 2047, 24 years after the events of the last Crysis game, players must navigate a version of New York that has been covered in rainforest thanks to a corrupt corporation  With eight multi-objective missions and a full set of multiplayer games designed for up to 12 players, Crysis 3 provides one heck of a ride and is still a strong contender for one of the best even though it is beginning to age.


 

14.  Halo 5: Guardians

Release Date:  2015

Genre:  Action, First Person Shooter

Theme:  Halo

Game Modes:  Single player, multiplayer

While Halo 5 isn’t currently slated to make it to PC and will only be available for the Xbox One, you can’t make a Best FPS list without at least mentioning this title.  Halo once revived the FPS genre and helped Microsoft build a gaming empire and all past sequels haven’t failed to deliver.  While not much is known about Halo 5, it is sure to be another fun ride true to the series as players again assume the role of Master Chief with multiplayer features such as jetpacks for everyone that is sure to help Halo 5 become the best game of the series to date.


 

15.  Star Wars Battlefront

Release Date:  November 2015

Genre: Action, First Person Shooter, Third Person Shooter

Theme: Star Wars

Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer

To be fair, the last game on our list is one that we just don’t know too much about as of yet.  Yes the game is slated to be released this year, but outside of a trailer we really don’t know too much.  Like past Battlefront games, you can expect to play in both first and third person and you will be able to take control of some of the most iconic units ever to grace the Star Wars Universe in epic multiplayer combat.  One thing we do know, with Star Wars Battlefront you will be able to immerse yourself in some of the most epic Star Wars battles as you fight for either the Rebellion, or the Empire.


 

This is by no means a complete list and I would bet that some of you out there would rather a game not appear on this list while others feel that some should be added.  If there is a game that you think deserves a spot on our top FPS list, let us know in the comments.

One thing is for sure, all of these first person shooters offer something unique to the genre and are all around fun.  Most offer both a single player and multiplayer experience so no matter how you like to play, chances are these games will work for you.  As time goes on, we can only expect the genre to get better and even more realistic offer players a truly real gameplay experience that has never been seen before.  For now, however, all of these games will provide you with an amazing experience as you duck dodge and reign fire down on your enemies to emerge the victor.

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